• Steve McAtee

How Can We Best Illustrate the Trinity

Updated: Nov 3, 2020



Notes compiled by Marty Zide and Steve McAtee


Many individuals have come up with various analogies to try to help people better understand the concept of the Trinity.


Various Illustrations:

water

a tree

a three-leaf clover

a human being

an egg


All such analogies are inadequate and breakdown when trying to be used to illustrate the concept of the Trinity.


Is. 40:12-18 -Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales? Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, Or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did he consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge And informed Him of the way of understand-ing? Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, And are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; Behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust. Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, Nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering. All the nations are as nothing before Him, They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless. To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?


It is not possible to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity with temporal things. It goes way beyond our ability to comprehend it as taught in Scripture. We take it by faith. All false religions and cults deny the Trinity thus making them inadequate forms of beliefs that cannot save a soul. The Trinity is one of those essential teachings that must be believed in for salvation to take place.


How important is the Bible’s teaching about the Trinity? The truth of the doctrine of the Trinity is absolutely essential if one is to have true faith. Everything rises or falls with a correct understanding of this central teaching. This truth separates true faith from every false religion.


Coming Next – God The Father




2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Our Great God

Doing things that promote an increase in our knowledge of God should be on every true believer's shortlist of priorities...

The Triune God

The doctrine of the Trinity is one of revelation, not of natural religion, and therefore the first thing we must realize is that we are...

The Mystery of the Trinity

The doctrine of the Trinity goes beyond our ability to completely comprehend it. However, we can understand some things about it as we...